Director - SCADA Engineer

Job title : Director - SCADA Engineer
Location : Austin
Job-type : Permanent
Salary high : 160000
Salary low : 120000

​Piper Maddox has been retained on an exclusive search with the leading independent energy storage controls solution that includes hardware, software, on-site integration, monitoring and maintenance. Our client provides full command, control, monitoring and management functionality for a single energy storage asset or a fleet of assets located anywhere in the world. Designed by experienced operators to maximize safety and profitability of storage and hybrid systems.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience programming SEL systems, RTAC’s and substation automation through SEL relays.

  • Minimum 4 years (Specialist) or 7 years (Senior Specialist) professional experience in power automation systems and SCADA.

  • Experience with wind or solar/storage plants preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience applicable to electric power generation, generation management, and automatic generation control.

  • Experience with developing SCADA / communication points lists using various communication protocols such as modbus, DNP3, etc.

  • Experience with PLC and logic control of utility systems.

  • Experience with protection, metering, and substation equipment.

  • Experience in the development of SCADA HMI’s.

  • Experience with SQL databases and reporting systems.

  • Working knowledge of basic Windows Operating systems deployed in field on turbine HMI Computers as well as the knowledge to support the imaging/cloning of site HMI computers.

  • Associate degree in technology preferred but trade experience as a field technician, electrician, or similar role also accepted.

  • Experienced in writing technical / white papers.

  • Experience with appropriate industry standards and regulation

  • Experience commissioning energy storage, renewable energy or thermal generation technologies

  • Experience with interconnection applications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)


  • Develop and maintain SCADA systems for control and operation of renewable energy systems.

  • Develop and maintain substation RTU configurations (SEL RTAC).

  • Develop and maintain and support the communications and reliability of site MET Towers and Data Loggers.

  • Configure various SCADA system elements.

  • Develop SCADA / communication points list for various components using different communication protocols such as modbus TCP/IP and DNP3.

  • Maintain programmable logic control (PLC) systems, and communication interfaces required to operate renewable generating facilities, solar & battery storage.

  • Provide off-hour support for emergencies and major system events affecting capability to run generation assets.

  • Provide site-based support for routine and emergency situations affecting capability to run generation assets.

  • Support project engineering in preparation and evaluation of technical design drawings, specifications, technical requirements, and operational specifications for project and product related items.

  • Support the development of complex designs to include all requisite documentation such as one-lines, three-lines, physical plan-views, physical elevations, grounding, schematics, wiring diagrams, bills of material, schedules, points list, SCADA, and communication drawings, etc.

Location & Travel Requirements

  • Needs to be local to Austin, TX.  

  • Would entertain a hybrid role if needed, but onsite highly preferred. Would need 2-3 days onsite minimum.

  • Estimated travel: up to 25%

Apply directly or email me!

Vanessa Palazzi